What Is Patient Handling? Those working in a care environment; or even caring for a family member at home; need to know how to handle their patients in a safe and secure manner. Patient handling is literally the method by which you help the person in your care from A to B and a range of patient handling equipment is available.
Dementia is a condition that involves the loss of cognitive ability in a person. This occurs in a way that is different from the normal levels expected through aging. Sometimes it can have a progressive effect due to disease or damage, or be static (remain the same) if the sufferer has had an injury to their brain. Dementia is more prevalent in older people, however it can happen prior to aging and this is known as early onset Dementia.